MADRID, 3 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Former Real Madrid player Jaycee Carroll is full of praise for Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic, whom he sees as “an all-time basketball legend” and whom he ranks among the top three along with Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.
“Luka is going to be a basketball legend, but not only in Europe, in basketball of all time. It’s impressive that now they’re making lists and he’s on lists that have three players: Luka, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain,” he says. Carroll in an interview with ‘DAZN’ that is broadcast exclusively this Friday.
The one from Wyoming recalled that these three names “are the best players of all time” and that his ex-partner “even, this season, is on lists that only have his name.” “There is no other, it is incredible,” he emphasizes.
He also talks about another player with whom he shared a dressing room at Real Madrid like Rudy Fernández, with whom “every two years” he had “a fight in training.” “They lasted 15 minutes and then we sat down, talked and okay, and there we had the goal,” he warned.
“Rudy has been very important to us. He’s always been a good teammate on the track and when he’s on the track he gives it his all. I had to train against him for ten seasons and I’d be lying if I said we were very good friends,” he added. the American.
Carroll does not hide that basketball has been “everything” to him. “Thanks to basketball I have seen the world, I have played on almost every continent, in many countries. I have an Italian girl, one from Gran Canaria and two from Madrid. It has given me an exceptional life, which I could not have imagined”, he commented.
And in this sense he is very grateful to the Madrid team. “Real Madrid has been a big part of this. In my seventeen-year career, more than half has been here in Madrid. Ten seasons, many titles, many friends. It’s very nice,” the former player confessed.
The American was recognized for being a great shooter, a “species” who believes that he is not going to disappear from a basketball court. “Surely others will come who shoot well, there are already others who shoot well. My style of play is that of an intimate group, in which there aren’t many, but there are others there who do it and I am confident that there will be many more,” he said.